Ditch diggers...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckfarmer1, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Duckfarmer1

    Duckfarmer1 Songster

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    Ok does anyone know why my adorable little brood of 43 continue to dig holes in there pen? You see they dug a few in there old pens that kept getting expanded. It was finance 40x 50. Well when we thought they got Coccidiosis a few days ago we moved the entire thing and dug up all that old area and laid new sod...including filling in the rather large hole. Well, the new pen is like three days old and there are two holes already! One is about a foot around! I know they are puddles ducks...but they have tons of water in there.....ugh. Lol..those stinking cute babies of mine! Every day is something more fun than the day before...lol

    thanks guys..have a great night ❤️
     
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  2. blackandtan

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    Hmmm 43 littles? Probably one thought there was something cool to dig for and the rest copied her, they do seem to fixate on things!
     
  3. Duckfarmer1

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    You’re probably right..follow the leader."dummy heads...lol.jeepers
    ...lol
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    And if there is water on the ground too much temptation not to try and dig to China. I have river rock around my water bucket to keep them from excavating.
     
  5. Duckfarmer1

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    It’s not water from a bucket. It’s from rain.
     
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  6. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Crossing the Road

    Sounds like what your ducks are doing is completely normal. Mine like to eat holes in the ground, too, especially if it's really muddy. :gig

    Ducks, ya know.... They just LOVE to eat dirt and mud. I pretty sure it's one of their favorite pastimes... :lau

    As a matter of fact, my ducks have literally eaten a hole in the ground that is now big enough it almost always has water in it - either from the rain or from the water they continuously spill from their waterers. :gig
    Again, ducks are are just :gighilarious! :lau
     
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  7. Kholts

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    I got 2 noticeable holes in my yard. Both were dug up due to the water bucket being placed their at one point.

    They are kids in a candy shop when water hits the ground.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    This is on the walkway the property looks like the moon. C0CC0A8E-FA32-4B9A-8328-ADFF4BCBA6B4.jpeg
     
  9. Kholts

    Kholts Songster

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    Sooooo pretty!
     
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  10. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Crossing the Road

    x2! :love
     

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